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The Plaza season this year got off to a slow start due to poor weather causing the much loved Hayling for St George event on 27th April to be rescheduled for 3rd August, however the Red Cross braved the wind while the sun shone on the 11th May bringing the "The Wight Diamonds Marching Band” which was formed in the year 2000 as a community based military-style marching band.   In recent years they have extended their repertoire so that they can give band concerts in addition to their traditional marching events One of the aims of Wight Diamonds is to make music fun for everybody – those playing and those listening and those watching! We are delighted to be performing in Hayling Island as a culmination of a weekend away at the Kingston Borough Bands Tattoo.  This is a biennial event involving a number of marching bands at which we first performed in 2012. Based in Newport, Isle of Wight, the Wight Diamonds membership spreads over a lot of the island and the band’s 30 or so engagements every season include most of the island’s carnivals and fetes and shows, mainland carnivals as well as concerts and formal parades such as Remembrance Sunday. We encourage anybody who has an interest in marching bands to join our happy band and we are happy to develop players from complete beginners. Our youngest player performing this year is only five years old and she plays alongside her aunt and grandmother. They form part of our family – “The Wight Diamonds Marching Band” and encompass our motto “Music with Friendship” You may even see them at the 999 day on Hayling.  

11th May

playingontheplaza's 11th May album on Photobucket
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